Scripture Reading: Proverbs 22:11
“He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.” (Proverbs 22:11)
When I was on earth, I said, “…those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:” (Matthew 15:18-19).
You know what is in the heart of a person by the words that come from his lips. If you desire to have a pure heart, it will affect your speech and your whole way of life.
All uncleanness is in the bottom of the well (the heart, the soul) of a person. The waters that flow forth from that well will be either clean or unclean. And this is true of the words that come forth from your life. They are either sweet or bitter words.
Those who come into My presence must have pure, true, honest, sincere words. I do not listen to a lot of prayers that accuse others to Me.
Do you want your prayers to be heard? Then look into your heart. Is it pure and clean? If not, you are the one who has to get yourself sanctified before Me.
The pure heart speaks words of grace. The unclean heart uses every opportunity to slander, injure, revile, accuse, entice, speak filthy words, and blaspheme. The one whose mouth is full of cursing has an unclean heart. You need not be deceived by anyone — just listen to what they are saying. In a few minutes you know their whole heart.
The one who speaks words of grace, love, mercy and truth is the one whose heart is pure. If that person is received into My presence joyfully, then you too should receive that one with joy.
Gems of Wisdom by Gwen Shaw
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